President Obama Declares Obamacare Enrollment Victory - Live Feed

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According to The White House, 7,041,000 people have signed up for Obamacare (though it's unclear how many have paid as of yet and what the mix of enrolees actually is). While this will be proclaimed as mission accomplished and spun for all it's worth, wasn't Obamacare supposed to reduce the ranks of the 45 million uninsured in America? Still, it seems like a long way to go to meet CBO projections, as WaPo notes, "the CBO and Joint Congressional Committee on Taxation in February projected that 13 million previously uninsured people would gain coverage in 2014." We suspect the President will be over the moon and blame Republicans, Twitter, and YouTube for the number not being higher...


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Tue, 04/01/2014 - 16:13 | 4614855 Greenskeeper_Carl
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well, remember, if you dont meet the desired numbers, you can always just blame the weather..

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 16:18 | 4614883 knukles
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This whole fucking thing was about 46 Million Uninsured people!
So what about the other still uninsured 39 Million?
Actually, more because a lot of folks Lost Their Insurance Because of ObamaDontFuckingCare

Oh fuck it we'll just do a Vietnam, declare victory and go home

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 16:26 | 4614922 NoDebt
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7 Million, verified by the same people who tabulate web page hits and "active subscribers" for Google, Twitter and FaceBook.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 16:35 | 4614967 knukles
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Another Chevy Cobalt speech
Take it with a grain of inoperative ignition system

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 16:38 | 4614979 outamyeffinway
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Enrolling and paying; two very different things.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 16:58 | 4615070 Shad_ow
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Lying and quoting the true figures; two very different things.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 17:15 | 4615114 Manthong
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“Wenn es ernst wird, muss man lügen,”

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 17:43 | 4615153 Gringo Viejo
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5 million of the 7 million will be subsidised.
If I'm wrong, I'll shit in my hat.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 17:51 | 4615221 MeMadMax
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A "victory" claimed by the same person who set the conditions of what a "victory" would be...


LOL... Alot of brainwashed motherfuckers out there...

Now, wether the numbers are real or not is another story....


Tue, 04/01/2014 - 19:30 | 4615452 TeamDepends
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Are the numbers real*?

*Is Jon Corzine an honest man?*

*It was the weather that made him do it*

*Tell Vlad we'll meet in Crime A for a beer, where I'll be really flexible.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 16:39 | 4614983 fonestar
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fonestar becomes mesmerised by Obozo's hand gestures.  Everyone NLP along with Obozo!


Tue, 04/01/2014 - 16:45 | 4615015 BandGap
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Hand jive.

I watch his facial expressions, it all points to a Big Lie.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 18:19 | 4615285 Renewable Life
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This shit isn't about actual numbers of paying enrollees, its about what this shit has been about since day one with these guys, getting AS MANY U.S. Citizens on the Federal government welfare system and entitlement systems.....PERIOD!

7 million more people, that regardless of what their personal politics are, will now be "invested" in the system continuing the handouts. payouts, and subsidies!! 

Its like all those videos on youtube of Tea Party supporters at rallies, saying they want the Federal Government to get their hands off their SS checks or medicare, etc. Or the guy who said, he hates the Federal government, but when they asked him if he gets unemployement or disability, he snaps back, "what the fuck does that got to do with it, they aint no jobs, what the fuck do you want me to do, of course i get it!"

Its a socialist society now, no bones about it, stock market is rigged, FX is rigged, commodities are not priced from any market mechanisms, private jobs are guaranteed by government, and a growing number are just straight government now, half the society is on some type of welfare or entitlement program, police state is in full effect, but thank fucking god, Baseball season is back and the Voice is getting ready to kickoff!

Matrix shit now friends, we are living in the fucking Matrix now! Dont try to unplug or the guys in suits are right around the corner!


Tue, 04/01/2014 - 17:08 | 4615098 MillionDollarBoner_
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Hey FoneyStar - howz trix?

An' howz 'bout ShitCoin being down prox 30% in ten days?

BTFD...MF ?;o)

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 17:17 | 4615119 fonestar
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Hey moron, fonestar was saying months ago that Bitcoin would go into $400's.  Remember?  The point is that Bitcoin is going to five, six and seven figures in the next few years though.  Yes, yes, fonestar knows.... it's kinda long time frames for you people to deal with comprehending.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 17:19 | 4615124 MillionDollarBoner_
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Tue, 04/01/2014 - 17:40 | 4615179 zaphod
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Tue, 04/01/2014 - 16:50 | 4615040 stant
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the numbers come from the same web site thats a piece of crap. a 1billion$ piece of crap

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 17:27 | 4615149 Murf_DaSurf
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What a trickster! hehehe...Obama left out the 6 Million thrown off the insurance so that means 1 million net, less the 900K who didn'y pay so all this bullshit was for 100K people (maybe)

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 17:59 | 4615239 NotApplicable
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You mean all of this bullshit was an effort to spend a billion bucks (in the right places).

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 19:15 | 4615390 nmewn
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Thats about right.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:22 | 4615772 XitSam
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I'm starting to wonder if Obama is Loki or Coyote.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 16:42 | 4614990 PrecipiceWatching
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And of course the fabled "46 million" that the Communists have continually used as their battle club, is as ALWAYS, an outright lie, made real by a LeftMedia who constantly repeats the fable until it becomes assumed Gospel.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 16:43 | 4615006 SunRise
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7 Million enrollees does not mean they were previously uninsured and suddenly decided to get religion.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 16:48 | 4615028 BandGap
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A very good question - is this 7 million people total or 7 million heads of households? Last time I checked there are over 310,000,000 'mericans.

If it's the former this is truly lame. All those democrats sacrificed at the alter of Obama for this? Too bad.


Tue, 04/01/2014 - 18:01 | 4615241 NotApplicable
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Did you ever wonder, maybe this is as good as it gets?

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 17:26 | 4615143 drendebe10
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More vacuous gum flapping from the arrogant narcissistic pathologic lying illegal alien kenyan muslim sociopathic ignoramus fudge packer in chief...   needs its skin sand papered off and buried in salt... impeachment is too good for the thing...

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 19:41 | 4615480 koder
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I love your vocabulary sir. Though I doubt most even know what vacuous means lol

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 16:35 | 4614968 Pig Circus
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Reminds me of tha outlying employkment number right before the 2012 election. What was that happy horseshit number some em like 860,000 or some bullshit.

It's all fucking rigged now bitches.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 16:58 | 4615039 RaymondKHessel
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7m dropped last yr+7m "enrolled" = 0

46m still 'un enrolled'

= fuzzy math <-- you can blame Bush

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 16:59 | 4615074 FuzzyDunlop21
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One year from now we will learn that of the 7,041,000 people who signed up for Obamacare, 7,000,000 of them were named Linda Green. 

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 19:42 | 4615485 SAT 800
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I think he should do a little softshoe routine in a white suit with spangles on it; and finish up with Mission Accomplished !. Show that Bush dude how its done.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 16:13 | 4614856 One And Only
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"In Soviet Russia there is no Typhus."

Why do I have a feeling this thing is like that thing?

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 16:23 | 4614911 Hippocratic Oaf
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He showed up at 4:20

Motherfucker likes his weed, brah!

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 16:13 | 4614857 DoChenRollingBearing
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"...7,041,000 people have signed up for Obamacare..."


And how many have paid?

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 16:17 | 4614881 john39
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and how many of these sign ups were previously uninsured, as opposed to people who had their insurance get cancelled?

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 16:23 | 4614912 NoDebt
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And how may of the "sign-ups" were for Medicaid?  I'll bet half, minimum.

Probably more than half considering the 7MM number is an absolute lie from the get-go.  

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 17:37 | 4615172 JeffB
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The guidelines seem very "generous" to me... of course it's not really Obama's money to be giving away.

People get government rebates on health insurance up to 400% of the Federal Poverty Level. They get additional reductions in cost sharing at 250% of the Federal Poverty Level. I think Medicaid kicks in at 138% of the Federal Poverty Level, and the CHIP program kicks in closer to the 400% level I believe.

The 2014 Federal Poverty Level


Tue, 04/01/2014 - 19:13 | 4615383 Goldilocks
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03 Chip Away The Stone Aerosmith 1988 Gems (4:00)

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 17:43 | 4615191 JeffB
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That would seem to be a reasonable guess, given that some estimated that 8.9 million new people might gain access to Medicaid because of the expansions of eligibility under Obamacare.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 16:18 | 4614887 One And Only
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I've read 850,000 have paid

But who the fuck knows. Everyone is lying.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 16:31 | 4614949 JLee2027
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Pravda would be proud.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 19:48 | 4615504 SAT 800
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Pravda ? Shit; Goebbels would like to shake this guys hand. respect from one professional to another.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 16:26 | 4614923 JeffB
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Much/most of the reason for the ridiculous number of "no-pays" is due to the ridiculous way the system is set up. I spoke with a health insurance broker a few days ago who was pulling her hair out about how the system was still running.

She had clients that she had helped sign up for policies, but who had never received any kind of confirmation that they were enrolled nor any kind of bill. She would call the insurance companies, but they had no record of having ever received the enrollment applications. She called everyone else she could get ahold of but no one had any record of anything. She was told it wasn't a problem, that they had probably passed it along to Medicaid or CHIP, the government run Children's Health Insurance Pool to see if they were eligible for government aid.

The broker said that it had already been weeks since it was originally submitted, however, and no one had any record of the applications, nor any way of determining if they were lost in the system somewhere, or just tooling along in one of the government computers somewhere waiting to be processed. That's obviously nerver wracking for the consumers, of course, especially after hearing the stories like the guy in Las Vegas stuck with $407,000 in bills despite having signed up months before his heart attack.


Tue, 04/01/2014 - 16:38 | 4614980 centerline
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I have heard the same thing from a neighbor who signed up.  Not sure at this point if he ever got any sort of confirmation.  I will have to ask him next time I see him.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 16:56 | 4615061 RafterManFMJ
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It takes a long time for the messenger pigeon to fly out from Washington; patience, and look to the East at dawn.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 17:44 | 4615199 zaphod
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"patience, and look to the East at dawn."

If this is a LoTR reference, then the people who show up from the East at dawn are warrirors who mow everything down in their path. 

In this case the warriors coming from the east are from DC and the people they mow down are us peasents. 

Very accurately describes this thing.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 18:26 | 4615297 JeffB
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Yes, it's both sad and absurd at the same time. Why the people aren't asked to pay up front is beyond me, particularly since they can't be rejected for health reasons anyway. Many of them are literally begging for a bill. They want to pay but can't.

It's even more absurd that the information submitted is immediately lost to everyone involved. No one knows what happens to it, not the customer, not the agent or navigator who signed them up, not the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (not sure how they came up with an acronym of CMS for that agency) and certainly not the insurance companies, doctors or hospitals who are supposed to be providing the medical care allegedly contracted for.

What a mess.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 17:41 | 4615188 hot sauce technician
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Peeps like to throw around "Orwell" and "Huxley" a lot round here, but this garbage is straight up KafkaCare.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 16:14 | 4614862 NYPoke
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File this right along side Bush's declaration of victory in Iraq.

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